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New Imo ACJL: Lawyer drags Gov. Uzodinma to Court over Section 484

A legal practitioner, Maxwell Opara has dragged the Imo State Governor to Court over the inclusion of section 484 and 485 into the new Imo state Administration of Criminal Justice Law, ACJL.

BarristerNG reported that the controversial provisions were passed into law by his Excellency, Governor Hope Uzodinma in march.

Mr. Opara in the originating summon filed on 21st September, is asking the Court among other things for

“A DECLARATION of this Honorable Court that the provisions of section 484 and 485 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law, Law No. 2 of 2020 of Imo State are inconsistent with section 34(1) and 35(4) and (5) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and as such, that law is to the extent of its inconsistency void.

“A DECLARATION of this Honourable Court that the provisions of section 484 and 485 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Imo State 2020 are inconsistent with section 6(6)(a) and (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and as such, that law to the extent of its inconsistency, void.”

The Plaintiff included the Attorney General of Imo state as the 2nd defendant in the suit.
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